Small may be relative in size. But though it may not have enough to accommodate more space, building your own small home presents distinct advantages.
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A small home helps gather families closer.
Imagine a small home with limited space. A small house may easily get crowded when friends and extended family members visit us, but it helps bring families closer and more intimate.
A small home can create a feeling of coziness.
Smaller homes have limited space, and likely accommodate smaller pieces of furniture and waste no space. Such a situation brings more creativity, and when planned properly, it produces a cozy ambiance.
A small home saves more on utility costs.
It does not require a larger — and more expensive — plot of land. It uses less electricity for lighting, cleaning, and maintenance.
A small home can feel spacious too.
Designed the right way, the interior of a small house can also feel spacious, if not more spacious than a larger home, but will poor design and interior arrangement.
A small home frees up money for other purposes.
Spending less on building a house means you’ll save more for higher quality home fixtures, accessories, finishes, etc. If not, you’ll have more to spend on your grocery, business investments, or travel plans.
A small home is more eco-friendly.
Since it requires less energy and water resources, a small home leaves less carbon footprint. With more savings, you can even invest in solar panels, water tanks, or energy-efficient appliances.
A small home requires less time to clean.
Cleaning the house is quicker and less of a burden even when done frequently. Doing so saves you time to do other things such as cooking, gardening, or grocery.
A small home could mean more backyard space.
You can cultivate a small garden, an outdoor playing field for kids, or a gazebo for that refreshing weekend hangout for relaxation with family or friends. It also means more distance and privacy from neighbors.
A small home is easier to furnish.
Space is a critical factor when buying furniture — careful measurement, so they fit together well inside. Homes with less floor area are easier to fill and allow you to focus on your favorite things to fill up the space. Smaller space requirements also mean buying less expensive furniture.
A small home costs less to renovate
With fewer galvanized iron or floor tiles to replace, a small house requires lower renovation expenses to get the renovation job done. With less amount of paint to cover less area of wall or ceiling and less amount of sand and gravel and other construction materials for renovation, a smaller house requires less budget to maintain.
A small home is easier to maintain.
From roofing to bathroom fixtures, the parts of a smaller home will nearly always cost less to repair and maintain than the equivalent parts on a larger home. A small house has likely fewer light bulbs with less energy consumption and fewer busted lamps to replace. Fewer things to maintain can add up to quite a bit of saving in time, energy, and money over a long period.